"The Mono Pod 382 CFL is compact and durable and excellent for shooting sporting events or in small venues where a tripod will not fit or is not allowed. This monopod can handle long telephoto lens such as 300mm /2.8 or larger and making it a great tool to have around if you like to shoot sports, wild life and travel. Made from an advanced multi-layered carbon fiber material, which is approximately 40% lighter, but just as rigid as the equivalent aluminum, the SLIK PRO POD 382CFL weighs less than 16 oz.! (not including a head) It also folds down to less than 20 inches in length. It's small size and featherweight makes it a natural on any photo backpack, you almost forget it's there! If you need to move around a lot to different locations but need some extra support the Slik Monopod 382 CFL is a great option for staying mobile. The speed release lever locks make it a breeze to set up and pack away.|Reversible Head Attachment Screw|Speed Release Lever Leg Locks"